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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
38 Years Ago Today

Sorting It Out on WMAQ Channel 5 was a locally produced news magazine type show that featured interesting people and events around Chicagoland. It starred Bob Smith and a pre-Cheers Shelley Long.

Part 1 features a look at 18-year-old Jonathan Dietch and his invention of "Skateboard Sailing" at Montrose Harbor.

This aired on November 27, 1976.

WMAQ Channel 5 - Sorting It Out (Part 1, 1976)

Here's Part 1 of an episode of Sorting It Out on WMAQ Channel 5. Sorting It Out was a locally produced news magazine type show that featured interesting people and events around Chicagoland. It starred Bob Smith and a pre-Cheers Shelley Long, who at this point was still mostly known for her work in Homemakers furniture commercials.

This part features a look at 18-year-old Jonathan Dietch and his invention of "Skateboard Sailing" at Montrose Harbor.

(Unfortunately, all of the commercial breaks and a few bits of the show were cut out of the original recording)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, November 27th 1976 during the 6 to 6:30pm timeframe.

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I remember that the original host with Shelley Long was Jim Conway, longtime WMAQ announcer. They were featured on a cover of "TV Prevue", which was the Sun-Times' weekly TV book. Anyone else remember this?
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Saturday, June 26th 2010 at 7:15am.

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They made the plastic Burger King look like this one, I think.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - It Takes a Thief (Break #3, 1982) by Smctopia on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 10:06pm CT

Here's some info I found on Tony the Pony. It doesn't appear to be locally produced.
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Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Bozo's Circus (Commercial Break #2, 1977) by GalagaFleetCommander on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 9:41pm CT

It was Missy Gold in the Burger King ad. Funny because I knew that the second I saw her. She wouldn't be known to a national audience until Benson's debut in 1979.


Comment posted in WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979) by Smctopia on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 4:39pm CT

You are correct. I can't believe I typed the wrong thing and no one caught it earlier!


Comment posted in WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979) by Tuberman67 on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 5:23pm CT

The F & M in Buffalo Grove was at Dundee and Buffalo Grove Roads, not Dundee and 12.


Comment posted in WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979) by GalagaFleetCommander on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 10:33pm CT

There was also an F & M in Joliet off Larkin Avenue. Last I checked it was home to Big Lots.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Creature Features - "The Raven" (Opening & Bumper Excerpts, 1978) by AdoreSixtyFour on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:59pm CT

I'm so glad this footage has turned up--I remembered seeing Creature Features in the late '70s and early '80s, but every historical reference I could find on the Interwebs told me that it ended in May 1976, so I assumed my memory was just wrong...until now! I also remember the simple opening with the blue slide. I must have been up late during summer vacation to see it, and I don't know which movie I saw (Kronos, maybe, since I remember seeing that on CF, though it only aired once in the "classic" era...when I was 9), but I remember being shocked (and thrilled!) to see it still on the air. I still have dreams about the show, too--usually that somebody has at least briefly revived it and I've stumbled across it on cable. (You listening Antenna TV? Cozi? This?)


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by AdoreSixtyFour on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:47pm CT

Wow...I remembered Monster Rally (I think I watched every local horror-film showcase in the '70s & '80s), but had completely forgotten this super-cool opening!


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These puppets were later used on a show called I.N.K. -- Interesting News for Kids. I thought it was on WMAQ, but maybe I'm wrong on that. The mic was named Mike Rafone, (get it?), and the show also featured a character who was a spider that looked like a black glove with a huge black pin cushion sewn onto the top of it. This is the ONLY reference I've seen to the show in years.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by Larkin Royal on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:47am CT

Did this ever go anywhere, or was it just an opening, which was also used, (as I remember), as a commercial? I don't remember ever seeing the host doing any bumpers or skits, ala Svengoolie.


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