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WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 10pm - "The Blizzard of '79" (Part 1, 1979)

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Here's Part 1 of NewsCenter5 at 10pm on WMAQ Channel 5 - the top story being the blizzard of 1979. Featuring Mike Jackson as anchor, and Jim Hill (famous for being a longtime voiceover announcer at WMAQ-TV) doing the weather.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, January 13th 1979 during the 10pm to 10:30pm timeframe.

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 10pm - "The Blizzard of '79" (Part 2, 1979)

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Here's Part 2 of NewsCenter5 at 10pm on WMAQ Channel 5 - the top story being the blizzard of 1979. Includes:

Mike Jackson anchoring; Lynn Scott reports on a roof collapse due to the snow at the Lakeshore Raquetball Club (with eyewitness Richard Donath and his friend Pam); Stephen Ray reports on the closure of O'Hare airport (featuring American Airlines employee Del Haagen, and speaker and author Elizabeth Kübler-Ross); Chuck Henry reports on the problems of getting out ...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 10pm - "The Blizzard of '79" (Part 3, 1979)

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Here's Part 3 of NewsCenter5 at 10pm on WMAQ Channel 5 - the top story being the blizzard of 1979. Includes:

Another weather forecast by Jim Hill (famous for being a longtime voiceover announcer at WMAQ-TV) who originally called it a "very poorly organized storm"; Anchor Mike Jackson speaks at length with Mayor Bilandic about the city's response to the blizzard, which was still being organized at the time (also poorly).

This aired on local Chicago TV on S...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 5pm - "The Blizzard of '78" (Part 1, 1978)

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Everyone remembers the great Blizzard of '79 - but how many people remember the Blizzard of 1978? Before the big snow in 1979 hit, this seemed fairly significant I guess, although not as bad as the Big Snow of 1967. Was this just a case of snow-perbole? You decide.

Here is Part 1 of some footage from the NewsCenter5 airing at 5pm on WMAQ Channel 5, with Mike Jackson, Ron Hunter, and Jerry Taft.

This part features a report on commuting by Gene Randall, the weather...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 5pm - "The Blizzard of '78" (Part 3, 1978)

Views: 2194

Everyone remembers the great Blizzard of '79 - but how many people remember the Blizzard of 1978? Before the big snow in 1979 hit, this seemed fairly significant I guess, although not as bad as the Big Snow of 1967. Was this just a case of snow-perbole? You decide.

Here is Part 3, the final part, of some footage from the NewsCenter5 airing at 5pm on WMAQ Channel 5, with Mike Jackson, Ron Hunter, and Jerry Taft. Also features a very brief glimpse of one of WMAQ-TV's sports guys...

WTVO Channel 17 - Bruce Richardson And The News (Opening Segment, 1979)

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Here's (some of) the opening and first few minutes of Bruce Richardson and the News on WTVO Channel 17. Features some coverage on the big blizzard of '79.

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV in mid-January 1979. (not Chicago, but close enough)

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 News Special Report - Blizzard '79 (Part 2, 1979)

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Here's Part 2 of a Channel 2 News Special Report on the Blizzard of 1979 - this update coming the day after the big snow hit. Includes:

Carrie Cochran anchoring and giving status of roads; Jacqui Adams giving school district closing information (District 99 was mine! Woo-hoo! Snow day!); Bruce Roberts gives various sports' game cancellations; and Carrie Cochran reports on roof collapses including one at Voss Electric Company at 7723 South State Street.

Partia...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 5pm - "The Blizzard of '78" (Part 2, 1978)

Views: 2225

Everyone remembers the great Blizzard of '79 - but how many people remember the Blizzard of 1978? Before the big snow in 1979 hit, this seemed fairly significant I guess, although not as bad as the Big Snow of 1967. Was this just a case of snow-perbole? You decide.

Here is Part 2 of some footage from the NewsCenter5 airing at 5pm on WMAQ Channel 5, with Mike Jackson, Ron Hunter, and Jerry Taft.

This part features the "5 Minutes" segment with guest Dr. Edward W...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 News Special Report - Blizzard '79 (Part 1, 1979)

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Here's Part 1 of a Channel 2 News Special Report on the Blizzard of 1979 - this update coming the day after the big snow hit. (has a tiny snippet of the ending of a WMAQ NewsCenter5 report at the beginning - you can recognize the theme music, as well as a flash of a CBS All in the Family slide - likely announcing the pre-emption for this report) Includes:

Carrie Cochran anchoring; Steve Shepard reporting on regular citizens clearing their streets; Phil Whitelaw doing ...