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Monday, November 24th, 2014
30 Years Ago Today

Here's the opening of the Family Classics with Frazier Thomas on WGN Channel 9. This edition has an updated logo with a flip-wipe digital effect. The movie on November 25, 1984 was Shenandoah.

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.

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics With Frazier Thomas - "Shenandoah" (Opening, 1984)

Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of Shenandoah on WGN Channel 9. Featuring Frazier Thomas as host. (note: has the updated logo version)

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, November 25th 1984 at 3:30pm.

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When hearing his trademark into, I always think, "Hold it, Frazier, I'm not quite ready yet!"

The way the logo does a sort of flip-wipe onto the screen is tacky, IMO. Someone obviously wanted to show off their new digital effects.

Comment posted by T.K. on Thursday, January 20th 2011 at 11:30pm.

Was there a Broadway musical in the mid 1970's called Shenandoah which was based on this film and novel?
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Friday, January 21st 2011 at 2:30pm.

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