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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
35 Years Ago Today

Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of Buffalo Bill (1944) on WGN Channel 9. Hosted by Frazier Thomas.

Preceded by a WGN promo for Lou Grant (Sunday nights at 10:30 PM) featuring Ed Asner.

The Family Classics theme song was called "Moviescope" and was a piece of library music composed by Dennis Berry. It was originally released on the Berry/Conroy label.

This aired on October 16, 1983.

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Buffalo Bill" (Opening, 1983)

Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of Buffalo Bill (1944) on WGN Channel 9. Hosted by Frazier Thomas.

Preceded by a WGN promo for Lou Grant (Sunday nights at 10:30pm) featuring Ed Asner.

The Family Classics theme song was called "Moviescope" and was a piece of library music composed by Dennis Berry. It was originally released on the Berry/Conroy label.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, October 16th 1983.

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The new channel 9 logo was about a month old since it was instituted for the 1983-84 season, I might add.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Sunday, October 20th 2013 at 7:00pm.

@ChitownTVFan:
If I remember correctly, the *Chicago's Very Own" ad campaign began at the same time WGN introduced the new logo. Lou Rawls wa featured in many of them.
Do you remember the "WG-Ntertains You" ads?

Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Thursday, December 5th 2013 at 6:34am.

Yes I do remember seeing the "WG-Ntertains You" ads and promos. It was used until the end of the 1982-83 season, but the music for the said ads and promos were used for The Late Movie open and closing sequences from the 1987-88 season to the end of the 1991-92 season.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Friday, December 6th 2013 at 8:00am.

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