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WMAQ Channel 5 - On Q - "Spirit of '80 Marathon" (Part 3, 1980)

In honor of today's Chicago Marathon, here's a marathon of a different flavor - the "Spirit of '80 (Dance) Marathon" as part of the 'On Q' program on WMAQ Channel 5. Features a live preview of the disco dance marathon at the club Faces (on Rush Street) the following day, for the cause of Special Olympics. With hosts Terry Burhans and Mike Leiderman. This part features:

Interviews with Joey Diamond, Bonnie Rose and Lee Krause by Terry Burhans.

Interview with Tom Boerwinkle of the Chicago Bulls by Mike Leiderman.

Special Childrens Charities of Chicago voiceover & slide promo (voiceover by ??)

NBC Network - "Proud As A Peacock" promo - Shorter version

B.J. And The Bear network promo (Beginning voiceover by Casey Kasem, ending voiceover by Jim Hill)

WMAQ Channel 5 - "Proud Local Lineup" promo, featuring clips from NewsCenter 5 at 6pm, Family Feud, The $1.98 Beauty Show, The Price Is Right, and Name That Tune. (voiceover by ??)

Wrap-up of the show featuring people holding up sponsor cards for Papa Milano Restaurant, Cinderella Rockefella, La Preferida, Harry Caray for Mayor of Rush Street, Faces, Huckleberry's, R.F. Contracting Company, Playboy, Mid Town Bank of Chicago, Rodeo, Hotspur's, Fools Rush Inn, The King's Manor, Lakeshore Centre, Park West, Jam Productions, Pacific Trading Company, Pacific Commodities, Arthur's, Wrangler Sleeping Bags, House of Holland, Adolph's, Hair Design Inc., Scrubby's Jeans & Things, Shocker's (or is it Shucker's) and one more that I can't make out with the initials R.C. possibly.


On Q Spirit of '80 Marathon
with Terry Burhans and Mike Leiderman
Produced by Barbara Popovic
Directed by Preston Yarber
Technical Director - Jim Coglianese
Audio by Glenn Hannigan and William Natale
Video by J. Wayne and Dave Antler
Associate Director - L.F. O'Farrell
Production Assistant - Linda Mancuso
Stage Manager - Alison Ebert
Cameras - Pete Ranger - Jim Stricklin - Carl Hickman
Lighting - R. "Zuck" Zuckerbrot - Marty Laughlin - Charles A. Walker
Editor - Dana Young
Operations Director - Bob Leipzig
Film Technical Director - George Wilson
Stagehand - Dick Tyriver
Maintenance - Augie Malatia
Utility - Angelo Armato - Conrad Mangrum
Electronic (Electonic?) Graphics - Marvin Johnson

Special Thanks to: WNEM-TV Saginaw, Mich - Illinois State University - ABC Sports - Special Children's Charities

Technical Coordinator - James Powell
Executive Producer - Richard Lobo

On Q Spirit of '80 - A WMAQ-TV Public Affairs Presentation
(c) National Broadcasting Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved 1980.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, July 26th 1980.

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Viewer Comments

That is odd that they had 4 different shows in the 6:30 slot. Weren't most of those game shows stripped back then too (5 days a week?) Seems odd that they would take one episode a week from each of them at 6:30. Maybe someone in the TV biz can say if this was more common back in the late 70s/early 80s than now.
Comment posted by afdave on Sunday, October 11th 2009 at 12:07pm.

What was Cinderella Rockefella? I know it was at the Arlington Park Hilton in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Comment posted by dth1971 on Sunday, October 11th 2009 at 9:54pm.

The song playing at the start of this clip is Stomp by The Brothers Johnson.
Comment posted by Phantom on Sunday, October 11th 2009 at 10:40pm.

omg. I'm desperately trying to find the 'cool' in that entire crowd. ROFL!!! omg. I'm going into flashback cardio arrest. I think I'm pretty glad that I was too young to be part of that whole scene....only to have experienced the 'way cooler' mid-80's. LOL *sarcasm on myself*
Comment posted by ScarlettOHara on Tuesday, November 23rd 2010 at 1:54am.

I was wondering about the "electonic" myself.
Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, November 23rd 2010 at 9:53am.

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