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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