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Sunday, August 30th, 2015
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Here's the opening moments of the Sunday Eyewitness News at 6 PM on WLS Channel 7, anchored by Larry Moore and Mary Ann Childers. Includes:

Larry previewing stories of two explosions - one at a near North Side restaurant, the other at a North Pulaski warehouse

Mary Ann previewing stories on changes to bus routes and arrests of four South Side men in connection with a Michigan crime spree

Station ID and Eyewitness News opening titles (with "On Your Side" theme music) - also featuring meteorologist Jim Ramsey and sportscaster Jay Berry on set.

Larry introduces a report he filed on an overnight explosion and fire that reduced a near North Side restaurant - Smugglers Inn, at 166 East Grand - to rubble; an eyewitness to the fire, Laura Falasco, gave her account of what she and her family witnessed from their apartment, and Henry Ciolli of the Bomb & Arson Squad speaks of the upcoming investigation into the explosion that took place on the first floor of the two-story building; he is in the middle of his interview when the tape ends.

This aired on August 31, 1980.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News (Opening 1980)

Here's the opening moments of the Sunday Eyewitness News at 6pm on WLS Channel 7, anchored by Larry Moore and Mary Ann Childers. Includes:

Larry previewing stories of two explosions - one at a near North Side restaurant, the other at a North Pulaski warehouse

Mary Ann previewing stories on changes to bus routes and arrests of four South Side men in connection with a Michigan crime spree

Station ID and Eyewitness News opening titles (with "On Your Side" theme music) - also featuring meteorologist Jim Ramsey and sportscaster Jay Berry on set (voiceover by Mike Rapchak?)

Larry introduces a report he filed on an overnight explosion and fire that reduced a near North Side restaurant - Smugglers Inn, at 166 East Grand - to rubble; an eyewitness to the fire, Laura Falasco, gave her account of what she and her family witnessed from their apartment, and Henry Ciolli of the Bomb & Arson Squad speaks of the upcoming investigation into the explosion that took place on the first floor of the two-story building; he is in the middle of his interview when the tape ends.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, August 31st 1980 at 5:30pm.

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Cool clip Fuzzy, Thanks for posting.
Comment posted by 1980sFan on Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 8:22am.

The overnight fire footage was shot on film, while the rest of the interviews in the package are on videotape. I wonder if a stringer shot the night time footage, or was WLS still using film in 1980?
Comment posted by Szake on Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 2:14pm.

As far as I can tell from our cassettes, WXYZ was still using the "Cool Hand Luke" music at this time.
Comment posted by AnnArborMI90 on Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 2:42pm.

The Sunday 5:30 PM Eyewitness News on WLS ABC 7 Chicago replaced Match Game PM.
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 3:07pm.

WABC in New York and KGO in San Francisco were also using the "Cool Hand Luke" music edit at this point - WABC well into 1983, though KGO, by later 1980, did a new edit with the original source music, based on the original 1968 edit fashioned by WABC. KABC in Los Angeles never used the WABC edit, instead doing its own edit whose sequence was a bit removed from the edit used by WABC, WLS, WXYZ and KGO.
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 3:57pm.

Jim Ramsey has long since been a Channel 9 regular, filling in for either Paul Konrad, Tom Skilling, or anyone else, in addition to doing weekends.
Comment posted by VintageCanada on Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 9:41pm.

You know, I never realized just how long Jim Ramsey has been in the market! I was just at Walgreen's earlier today and I saw his picture along with Skilling and Konrad on an display for a weather radio. Think about that with Skilling and Konrad their combined experience doing weather in Chicago is well over 50 years!!
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Saturday, August 4th 2012 at 5:44pm.

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