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NBC Network - "Holiday Specials" (Promo, 1982)

Here's a promo for some NBC Network holiday specials - "A Chipmunk Christmas", "The NBC Family Christmas Party", and "Christmas in Washington".

"The NBC Family Christmas Party" features Gary Coleman,
David Birney
Meredith Baxter-Birney

Debbie Allen

Shelley Long

and clockwise from top
Nell Carter
Meredith Baxter-Birney
Tony Danza
Melissa Gilbert
Charles Haid
Valerie Landsburg from "Fame"
Pierce Brosnan

Debbie Boone
John Schneider

Melissa Gilbert says "Next On NBC-Just Watch Us Now!" at the end

Voiceover by Jerry Bishop

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, December 13th 1982 at a couple minutes before 7:30pm.

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You don't know these voiceover guys by now?!?

Gary Coleman

David Birney
Meredith Baxter-Birney

Debbie Allen

Shelley Long

(clockwise from top)
Nell Carter
Meredith Baxter-Birney
(hold me closer) Tony Danza
Melissa Gilbert
Charles Haid
Valerie Landsburg
Pierce Brosnan

Debbie Boone
John Schneider

Melissa Gilbert

Comment posted by AbeFroman on Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 9:55am.

Looking over the list of NBC stars who appeared on The Family Christmas Party, I am guessing the mystery woman in the circle is Valerie Landsburg of Fame. Other possibilities: Erin Gray, Geri Jewell, Kaleena Kiff, Lori Singer. That is Charles Haid from Hill Street Blues.
Comment posted by Phantom on Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 3:55pm.

Fuzzy: the voiceover is by Jerry Bishop, who was also the voice for the classic Disney Channel (before 1997).
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 3:55am.

The mystery woman is indeed Valerie Landsburg from Fame
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 3:58am.

Melissa Gilbert says "Next On NBC-Just Watch Us Now!" at the end
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 4:09am.

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Music Source Discovered!

Another mystery music track is identified...

(are you ready?) :-)

The theme used for Movie Eleven here was composed by Dave Grusin and is from the soundtrack for the film "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" [1968]. Apparently, although not yet confirmed (since the soundtrack is hard to come by) - the specific name of this track is called "Growing Pains". Here's a link right to the scene in the movie where the music is used.

Many thanks to Paul Simmons for providing us with the answer!


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - "The Original 3:30 (4:30) Movie Opening!" (1969-1973?) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 9:24pm CT

Bernie Drayton actually e-mailed me with this information back in October of 2013, but somehow it got overlooked until now. Sorry for the oversight. :-(


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - "The Original 3:30 (4:30) Movie Opening!" (1969-1973?) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 9:19pm CT

From W.B. - "It has since been revealed that the theme was composed by a chap named Walter Raim (who over the years, wrote many music cues for ABC promos) around 1968, in the movie program's waning months under its original title "The Big Show," and indeed it is registered with ASCAP as "Big Show Theme." It had been commissioned by ABC in New York, and was recorded at the now-defunct Gotham Recording Corp. in New York City, with Bernard Drayton and Susan Hamilton as producers and Herman Edel Associates as the music house, with The Lampert Agency and two of its staffers, agency producer Diane Flynn and agency creative director Bill Wurtzel, also involved in the making of this piece (this info courtesy Mr. Drayton himself, in a message to this individual on YouTube, where he has an account under the name "Last Minute Entertainment"). Ed Rice was the recording engineer."


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I am curious as to what format this may be. I know it's not CV-2000, since that only recorded in black-and-white. I'm thinking Type A VTR.


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I.I.N.M., Chuck Barris, besides being responsible for both "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game" (not to mention "The Gong Show"), also produced "The New Treasure Hunt," which may explain how that post-Game 1 music on "The Dating Game" that 'BobAnthony' mentioned, ahem, got around . . . as well as the tuxes.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - The Dating Game - "Joey D'Auria" (Part 4, 1980) by BobAnthony on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 10:10pm CT

You kind of get the feeling that this go round of The Dating Game was quite ribald...Jim Lange's tuxes notwithstanding. These I think were among those worn by Geoff Edwards when he hosted "The New Treasure Hunt." And yes to WB's point this was the version seen on WOR-TV Channel 9 along with The Newlywed Game's 1977-80 run. I remember seeing reruns of these shows on 9 in the mid 80's as a prep for the "New" versions of these shows.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - The Dating Game - "Joey D'Auria" (Part 2, 1980) by BobAnthony on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 10:05pm CT

By the way, the music used after the end of game one should be familiar to game show fans like myself. It was used when one of the prizes was won or perhaps passed up on The New Treasure Hunt (1973-77). It also served as the show's closing theme.


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Thanks so much! I tried, but couldn't find anything!


Comment posted in WNBQ Channel 5 - The Dorsey Connors Show (Part 2, 1963) by W.B. on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 7:37pm CT

Ms. Cameron was fashion editor for the Chicago American at the time. She was mentioned in a September 16th 1962 article in the Chicago Tribune's Magazine of Books section, in the "Bystander" column by future WTTW "Book Beat" host Robert Cromie, in relation to an upcoming talk at the Chicago Public Library to be held that October 4th. One of her articles - penned in 1959, about a Swedish fashion designer named Katja - can be found online within the New School site.


Comment posted in WNBQ Channel 5 - The Dorsey Connors Show (Part 2, 1963) by Pushbutton on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 12:43pm CT

Does anyone know who Jean Cameron (briefly seen in a slide at the end) was?


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