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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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Shows you what happens when they pronounce an assailant's name, as they did here . . . but thanks for the background info of "what happened next." It's things like this that make this as much an historical reference guide as everything else.


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I vividly remembered this incident the day it happened. It actually started Thursday afternoon April 3rd and concluded early Saturday morning April 5th with the hostage being released unharmed and the suspect being taken into custody. The suspect, whose name was actually John Pasch, Jr, shot and killed his landlord and then murdered Chicago Police Officer Richard Clark who was the first responder on the scene. The cops actually used bright spotlights on Pasch's house to wear him out on the second night of the drama to get him to finally surrender. Then Police Superintendent Fred Rice also encouraged him to give up and he did. Pasch was convicted of his crimes and was sentenced to death when Illinois still had the death penalty. However, Pasch would die of natural causes while in prison in September 1993.


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@VintageCanada - It goes about 6 minutes more or so before the tape ran out. I knew it had to be getting close to the next break, but sadly, it never made it.


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How much more of the movie continued to run after the break until it got cut off?


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Comment posted in WMAL Channel 7 (Washington, D.C.) - Money Movie 7 - "State Fair" (Commercial Break, 1976) by W.B. on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 6:48pm CT

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Comment posted in WMAL Channel 7 (Washington, D.C.) - Money Movie 7 - "State Fair" (Commercial Break, 1976) by Smctopia on Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 10:03pm CT

Ok, I've been singing the paper towel song all weekend and have had to fight off urges to dance around in my kitchen and unravel the towel roll. This commercial should have its own video by itself.


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The woman in the Handi Wipes ad looks familiar. Very entertaining ad! I wonder how many kids pulled paper towels across the kitchen after seeing it?


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ChitownTVFan: It is Beethoven's "Fur Elise" but in a "Hooked On Classics" version.


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