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Thursday, November 20th, 2014
35 Years Ago Today

Here's the preview for News 4 Detroit and the pre-show commercial break on WDIV Channel 4. Includes:

NBC Thanksgiving Day Parade promo (voice over by Casey Kasem)

Preview for WDIV News 4 Detroit (with Mort Crim who was at WBBM CBS 2 in 1978 and Al Ackerman)

Commercial: F & M stores
F & M was in the Chicago market in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There was one on Harlem Avenue in Norridge in the front half of what was the old Axel/Hub roller rink. There was also one in Buffalo Grove near Dundee and Rand Road in the Ranchmart shopping center that later became a Dominick's. There was also an F & M in the Melrose Crossing shopping center on North Avenuw and Mannheim Road in Melrose Park. It is now a furniture store.

Commercial: Taco Bell - "The Fresh Food Place" (Taca-taca-Taco Bell)

Commercial: Labatt's Canadian beer

WDIV promo for Good Times with a Detroit car recall joke - Weekdays at 4:00 PM.

This aired on November 21, 1979.

WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979)

Here's the preview for News 4 Detroit and the pre-show commercial break on WDIV Channel 4. Includes:

NBC Thanksgiving Day Parade promo (voiceover by Casey Kasem)

Preview for WDIV News 4 Detroit (with Mort Crim and Al Ackerman)

Commercial: F & M stores

Commercial: Taco Bell - "The Fresh Food Place" (Taca-taca-Taco Bell)

Commercial: Labatt's beer

WDIV promo for Good Times - Weekdays at 4pm (voiceover by ??)

This aired on local Detroit TV Wednesday, November 21st 1979.

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F & M was in the Chicago market in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There was one on Harlem Avenue in Norridge in the front half of what was the old Axel/Hub roller rink.
Comment posted by Szake on Saturday, August 21st 2010 at 9:50pm.

There was also one in Buffalo Grove near Dundee and Rand Road in the Ranchmart shopping center it's now a Dominick's.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Sunday, August 22nd 2010 at 10:05am.

I've never seen that Taco Bell ad before. The food actually looked good! LOL!
Comment posted by Pete on Sunday, August 22nd 2010 at 1:31pm.

There was also an F & M in the Melrose Crossing shopping center on North Ave. and Mannheim Road in Melrose Park. It is now a furniture store.
Comment posted by Betamax75 on Monday, August 23rd 2010 at 11:34am.

Betamax, how long ago was that F&M there? I used to live in Melrose around that shopping center. I shopped often at the Venture.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Monday, August 23rd 2010 at 10:08pm.

That's a stereotype. :(
Comment posted by CelesteK on Saturday, July 23rd 2011 at 9:05pm.

And there was a Chicago connection on this clip - in the form of Mort Crim who'd been at WBBM Channel 2 in 1978.
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, July 23rd 2011 at 9:42pm.

There was also an F & M in Joliet off Larkin Avenue. Last I checked it was home to Big Lots.
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Thursday, November 20th 2014 at 10:33pm.

The F & M in Buffalo Grove was at Dundee and Buffalo Grove Roads, not Dundee and 12.
Comment posted by Tuberman67 on Friday, November 21st 2014 at 5:23pm.

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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!


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - Fahey Flynn Presents Seven's Greetings (Part 2, 1972) by Larkin Royal on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 2:02am CT

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.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by NuBnPrnc2k on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 3:03pm CT

That was great! Put this with the Long Chevrolet Newsboy commercial.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 7:42pm CT

The response to this clip was...shall we say...more muted than I expected. ;-) But I guess people are a bit ho-hum after 7 years of FuzzyMemories discoveries? :-)


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by 4thtroika on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 7:12pm CT

That was a surprise all right.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Chicago Cubs Baseball - "Mayor Jane Byrne Throws Out The First Pitch" (1981) by Smctopia on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 11:42am CT

RIP Jane Byrne.


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