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WLS Channel 7 - Charlie's Angels - "Mt. St. Helens Bulletin" (1980)

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Here's a bulletin from ABC News as aired on WLS Channel 7, pertaining to another eruption of Mount Saint Helens. This bulletin interrupted a late-night ABC repeat of the Charlie's Angels episode "Angels on Vacation" (originally broadcast on January 10th 1979) which had aired after ABC News Nightline.

Voiceover by Bob Lloyd.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Friday, June 13th 1980 during the 12:00am to 12:15am timeframe.

WLS Channel 7 - News Bulletin - "No Static At All?" (1979)

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Here's a news bulletin from WLS Channel 7, anchored by Fred Villanueva.

Well . . . attempted to be, as at the start we only hear static noise. After this false start, which saw the "News Bulletin" bumper return, the anchor advises of the start of a strike by bus drivers and motormen against the Chicago Transit Authority to commence at 3am on Monday, December 17th, and previews details of a possible firefighters' strike to come on Eyewitness News at 10pm.


WGN Channel 9 - Bozo's Circus - "Skylab Synchronicity" (1979)

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Here's an excerpt of Bozo's Circus on WGN Channel 9, featuring a news bulletin crawled on the lower-third section of the screen during a showing of the Huckleberry Hound cartoon "A Bully Dog" (from Season #2, Episode #5, originally aired on November 2nd 1959).

In another case of synchronicity, a message about the satellite space station Skylab falling back to earth was given during the point in this episode where Huck, playing the role of a messenger boy, attempts to d...

NBC News Special Report - "A Daffy Interruption" (1980)

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Here is an NBC News Decision '80 Special Report, which interrupted a broadcast of "Daffy Duck's Easter Special". (the premiere!) Includes:

Few seconds of "Daffy Duck's Easter Special"

NBC News Decision '80 Special Report featuring news anchor David Brinkley with early results from the Kansas primary showing Reagan and Carter winning (opening and closing voiceover by Bill Hanrahan)

"Daffy Duck's Easter Special" returns

This aired on...

WMAQ Channel 5 - The NBC News Midnight Special Report - "Death of Rockefeller" (1979)

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Here's an NBC News Special Report on the death of former Vice President and New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller as aired on WMAQ Channel 5. The bulletin came at the end of a commercial break and interrupted an edition of The Midnight Special which featured The Village People amongst the musical guests. I left some of the song in at the end for fun. Includes:

Tail end of commercial for Tickle anti-perspirant for women - "You'll Love The Way It Works" - (C) B...

WLS Channel 7 - ABC News Special Report - "Death of Bobby Sands" (1981)

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Here's an ABC News Special Report on the death of Irish Republican Army (IRA) member Bobby Sands at age 27 after a 66-day hunger strike, reported by Ted Koppel in Washington. He mentioned that Mr. Sands, who was serving a 14-year prison sentence for weapons possession and demanding special status as a political prisoner, died at Belfast's Maze Prison at 1:17am Tuesday (the 5th) Belfast time, which would have been 8:17pm Eastern time (and, therefore, 7:17pm Chicago time). Mr. Koppel e...

WGN Channel 9 - Movie Greats - "Guns of Diablo" (On-Screen Alert, 1981)

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During the the Movie Greats presentation of "Guns of Diablo" on WGN Channel 9, there was an on-screen message crawl regarding the arrival in the U.S. of freed American Hostages from Iran. Very cool historical tie-in here... So, based on this new information,

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, January 25th 1981.

WLS Channel 7 - News Bulletin - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 2, 1979)

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Here's Part 2 of WLS Channel 7's news coverage of the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 (a DC-10 manufactured by McDonnell-Douglas; scheduled to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles), 1/2 mile northwest of O'Hare Airport. Featuring Diane Allen and the voice of eyewitness Bruce Zupek. Includes:

News Bulletin bumper slide (voiceover by Janice Gears Kos)

Diane Allen is on the phone with Bruce Zupek, a private pilot who was an eyewitness to the crash as he...

WMAQ Channel 5 - "Severe ThunderSTROMS" (1986)

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Here's an on-screen crawl message regarding bad weather on WMAQ Channel 5, during an airing of the mini-series "Celebrity".

What's a Thunderstrom anyway? Strom Thurmond's superhero alter ego?

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstrom warning for McHenry and Lake Counties in Northern Illinois until 8:30pm. High winds, dangerous lightning, and heavy rain are expected. A severe thunderstrom was reported (detcted ...