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WBBM Channel 2 - TV 2 News at 6pm (Part 4, 1974)

Here's the fourth and final part of a complete edition of the TV 2 News at 6pm on WBBM Channel 2 with anchor Bob Wallace. Also featuring Bruce Roberts. Includes:

Bob introduces Bruce Roberts' sports report, starting off with a little small talk over the upcoming Super Bowl VIII. Bruce then reads the upcoming sports items:

- O.J. Simpson signs new 5-year, $1 million contract with Buffalo Bills

- Highlights of North-South Senior Bowl college football game, by courtesy of NBC Sports (North won, 16-13)

- Highlights of Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins hockey game, again courtesy NBC Sports (Montreal beat Boston, 7-3)

- College basketball scores, including Purdue beating Illinois 91-69; Bruce then advises of late scores: Indiana beating Wisconsin 52-51 and Northwestern beating Iowa 87-67

- Illinois High School Association's suspension of Rock Island High School basketball team rescinded; changed to additional one year's probation

- Tennis: U.S. wins doubles match with Colombia, but still trails in Davis Cup competition 2-1

- Golf: Johnny Miller and Miller Barber tied for late 3rd round lead in Phoenix Open

With that, Bruce closes his report by teasing more news on the Super Bowl on the 10pm edition

Bob then reports on one more item:

- According to the Chicago Tribune's Sunday edition, President Nixon wanted to fire the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1971 in anger over military spying on Henry Kissinger

Bob says good night and previews Bruce's highlighting of Chicago Bulls/Milwaukee Bucks game on the 10pm news

Ending credits (seen over long shot of newsroom and Bob's desk):

Executive Producer: Dick Goldberg
Produced by Joe Peyronnin
Directed by Ken Voss
Film Camera: Robert Beeman, Robert Berry, Charles Boyer (doubtless not the legendary actor), Bill Burk, George Case, Robert Hammond, Steve Lasker, Don Norling
Film Sound: Bill Brown, John Case, Mike Kesmar, Ray Schmitz, Pete Stanish, Wayne Thing, Juan Vela, Otis Wright
Film Electricians: Robert Galluzzo, Lou Glickman, Robert Milnes, Jerry Schmitz, Harvey Thomas, Ed Valazquez, James Yario

Commercial: Dristan Decongestant Tablets - "Your Sinuses Explained"

Commercial: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum - "Carry the Big Fresh Flavor"

Another shot of newsroom, with following super text:

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Very Cold - Low -10 to +5
Portions of this broadcast were recorded

Commercial: St. Joseph Cough Syrup for Children - "It Helps Put the Cough to Sleep"

Commercial: Wickes Furniture - January Bonus Sale - full description of this ad in this stand-alone clip - "Dreams Don't Have to Wait" (voiceover by Lynn Hauldren?)

Commercial: Evans - "Chicagoland's Greatest January Fur Sale" - including rabbit coats for $175, contemporary mink coats for $588 and designer-inspired mink coats for $1,188

TV 2 station ID bumper (voiceover by ??)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, January 12th 1974 during the 6pm to 6:30pm timeframe.

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Viewer Comments

I love how Bob is rockin' the pipe look at about 07:14.
:-)

Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, January 12th 2012 at 12:32am.

Is it Jerry Harper with the station ID?
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Thursday, January 12th 2012 at 8:45pm.

Bruce was totally off with his Super Bowl prediction. Final Score:Dolphins 24 Viqueens 7.

Comment posted by 1980sFan on Monday, January 16th 2012 at 8:11pm.

The station ID V/O is by Ed Roberts.
Comment posted by IAmNomad on Saturday, January 12th 2013 at 8:10pm.

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Every time I see an actor or actress in an old TV commercial, and it's someone who I don't recognize and who maybe never "made it," I always wonder what that person's story ultimately turned out to be.

Like the two ladies here in the Sani-Flush ad. Both very attractive, and especially the brunette had some very endearingly cute and memorable characteristics. At the time both were probably thrilled to have gotten to do a national commercial, but then... ??? Work in theater? Go into writing? Go back to college and learn another trade?

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Comment posted in Boxcar Willie - King Of The Road - 20 Great Tracks (Record Offer, 1981) by Detroit4Chicago on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:01pm CT

Willie reminds me not just a "hobo," but he sure a lot looks like Foster Brooks.


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - ABC News Special Report - "Death of Bobby Sands" (1981) by Detroit4Chicago on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:57pm CT

I remember vividly this bulletin; it was also a period when I was preoccupied with the notion of death of human beings. I think we changed the channel from watching M*A*S*H and happened to see this. And this came on.

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Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Universe with Walter Cronkite - "The Science Behind Star Wars" (1980) by OddityArchive on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:45pm CT

I have a copy of this one too, albeit the Baton Rouge, LA broadcast. Always been reluctant to post it to YT because of all the LucasFilm footage though.


Comment posted in Boxcar Willie - King Of The Road - 20 Great Tracks (Record Offer, 1981) by LaPrincess on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:20pm CT

My great grandma had this record. Strangely Boxcar Willie looks like he could be related to my guy friend.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by pvx on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:49am CT

In reply to Szake's, T.K.'s, and Fuzzy's comments regarding the letters flashing in the corners of the screen at the beginning--I have seen this as well in other national TV commercials on film from this era.

I have a really good hunch as to what this is--going from my experience working master control in local commercial television and handling the physical airing of commercial spots (albeit much later in the early 2000s on videotape and satellite-delivered video files for on-air playout, as opposed to the film print this commercial is most likely from), this is more than likely an ISCI (Industry Standard Commercial Identifier) code, an unique 4 letter & 4 number identification code assigned to national commercial spots that receive national network and/or local affiliate airing. Each ISCI code is unique to the spot for identification for advertisers, ad agencies, post-production staff, and the station's/network's traffic/logging, ad sales, and and master control personnel. A typical ISCI code is usually in the format of ABCD1234.

I'd hazard to guess that it must of been the industry standard in the 70s to have the ISCI code digits show up on the corners of the first few film frames of the spot, to ease identification for the master control/projectionist/editor at a station to know what spot it was while splicing it together with other commercial films to make a spot reel (or when threading the spot by itself up in a film-chain projector) for airing in a local commercial break.

When the transition to delivering commercials to stations/networks on videotape became more common practice, usually the ISCI code was displayed during the slate & countdown before the spot on the beginning of the tape (obviously not aired, unless the MCO screwed up and switched it up too early ;) )).

I wonder of the ISCI code of this spot is something like xMxHx0x3 (the "x"s being whatever letters/numbers displayed at the left side of the screen, which is mostly cut off in this video), say, something like IMGH1023?


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This album came from Suffolk Marketing which also sold records of Slim Whitman, Jim Nabors, Jim Reeves & Cristy Lane.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by T.K. on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:04pm CT

I was able to stop on two frames... the first with M in the upper-right corner and H in the lower-right and the second frame with O in the upper-right and 3 in the lower-right. So... MO, H3? If it was flashing M-O-M, I'd think maybe it was a subliminal message to ask your mother to buy a ticket.


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