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Friday, September 30th, 2016
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a rare WFLD Editorial (first one we've ever found!). This one features Robert R. Hartman, General Manager of WFLD-TV.

He talks about the public hearings that are being held at local area High Schools in order for the Chicago Plan Commission (headed by Miles Berger) to solicit feedback regarding "Mayor Byrne's comprehensive plan for future development in the city". It ends with a listing of the hearings, what school they will take place at and on what date and time. "Channel 32 encourages response to its Editorials."

Opening and ending voiceovers by Jim Barton.

"Here in Marina City, we are expanding our facilities to serve you better..."

This aired on October 1, 1981.

WFLD Channel 32 - Editorial - "School Hearings" (1981)

Here's a rare WFLD Editorial (first one we've ever found!). This one features Robert R. Hartman, General Manager of WFLD-TV.

He talks about the public hearings that are being held at local area High Schools in order for the Chicago Plan Commission (headed by Miles Berger) to solicit feedback regarding "Mayor Byrne's comprehensive plan for future development in the city". It ends with a listing of the hearings, what school they will take place at and on what date and time. "Channel 32 encourages response to its Editorials."

Opening and ending voiceovers by Jim Barton.

"Here in Marina City, we are expanding our facilities to serve you better..."

This aired on local Chicago TV Thursday, October 1st 1981.

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Expanding the WFLD facility at Marina City looks kinda station promotional-like in its own way, but I think the Field brothers won't realize that this would be a lost cause in vain: the move to the new studios at 205 N. Mich. Ave. thanks to Rupert Murdoch.

I feel that this expansion in 1981 seems like a waste of time and money, though it looked promising at that moment.

It also seems that Derk Zimmermann's career as GM went in and out at WFLD, with Robert Hartman doing the editorial here.

Comment posted by Detroit4Chicago on Monday, November 2nd 2015 at 8:02am.

True indeed . . . Derk Zimmerman did have two stints as GM at WFLD. (Sounds similar to the case of Lawrence P. Fraiberg who was a two-timer in that or a similar capacity at future sister station WNEW [now WNYW] Channel 5 in New York City - whose "executive offices and studios" were and are at 205 E. 67th St. Coincidence or not, that after Fox took over WFLD, it moved to another building whose number was 205?)
Comment posted by W.B. on Monday, November 2nd 2015 at 5:51pm.

Hartman really tries to sell himself as a man of the City of Broad Shoulders with a loud and proud SHA-CAGO at :29 yet doesn't do it again in this editorial.
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Wednesday, November 4th 2015 at 10:47pm.

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