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WLS Channel 7 - Ending of Saturday Night Movie, Reflections and Station Sign-Off (1977)

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Here's (as far as I'm aware) the earliest known (to date) sign-off sequence, from any channel, to turn up here. This one is from WLS Channel 7, found at the end of a Umatic videotape that was mostly recorded over with high school girls' gymnastics home movies from 1977 (boooooo!) and includes:

The ending moments of the Saturday Night Movie presentation (in glorious "pan-and-scan" and quite terrible color - it's not the recording - compare to how the commercials look!) o...

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness Newsmagazine at 4:30pm - "The Royal Wedding" (Opening Excerpt, 1981)

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From 30 years ago today, here's a partial opening segment of Eyewitness Newsmagazine at 4:30pm on WLS Channel 7, anchored by Mary Ann Childers and Paul Udell, and featuring the voices of Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters.

This edition largely focused on the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer which was attended by First Lady Nancy Reagan and an assemblage of foreign leaders and dignitaries. According to Paul, some 750 million viewers worldwide saw the nupt...

WSNS Channel 44 - Coping, Dimensions '76, The Illinois State Lottery & The Jerry Lewis Telethon (Excerpts, 1976-77)

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This clip made possible by the donations from our generous group of "Fuzzketeers" during the Spring 2012 Tape Transfer Fundraiser.

Here are some excerpts of the various public affairs and miscellaneous programming offered by WSNS Channel 44 in the mid-1970's, from a demo reel produced by the station. Included are:

Opening moments of a monthly health talk series,

WSVN Channel 7 - Gigglesnort Hotel - "Vanity" (Part 1, 1987)

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Here's Part 1 of an episode of Bill Jackson's Gigglesnort Hotel (entitled "Vanity", which was Episode #17 of the series, and whose original airdate was Sunday, May 11th 1975.)

This aired on Channel 7 - WSVN Channel 7 in Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that is. (The station was an NBC affiliate at the time; it is today an affiliate of the FOX television network.)

This program - the last major show to feature Mr. Jackson's parade of puppets...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Real People (Part 1, 1980)

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Here's Part 1 of an (incomplete) episode of the prototypical "reality show" Real People on WMAQ Channel 5. The show was hosted by Byron Allen, Sarah Purcell, John Barbour, and Skip Stephenson (and featured, on and off over the years, contributions from the likes of Bill Rafferty, Mark Russell and Fred Willard - none of whom are on this edition), and ran from 1979 to 1984 at a time when NBC's ratings (and reputation) were in the toilet.

This segment (joined in progress) ...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Real People (Part 2, 1980)

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Here's Part 2 of an episode of the prototypical "reality show" Real People on WMAQ Channel 5.

This segment starts off with Skip Stephenson giving the microphone to an audience member who says "And we'll be right back," although they just came back.

Next, co-hosts Byron Allen and Sarah Purcell review typographical errors of various TV listings from TV Guide and other publications, including one for Inside the NFL (submitted by Gail Boyd {sp?...

WBBM Channel 2 - The 20th Annual Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 5, 1978)

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The transfer of this video clip made possible by your generous donations!

Here's Part 5 of the Twentieth Annual Chicago Emmy Awards on WBBM Channel 2, hosted by Bob Newhart.

This part features Johnny Morris, Hector Perez, Jim Tilmon, Ruth Graham, Warner Saunders, Frank Jackson, John Coughlin and Lee Phillip, archive footage of Frank Reynolds, Irv Kupcinet, Dorothy Vredenburgh, Jerry Colonna, Howard K. Smith, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, and phot...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Ending of The Big Event - "Rooster Cogburn," Break & NewsCenter5 Update (1979)

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Here's the ending credits for the John Wayne / Katharine Hepburn film "Rooster Cogburn and the Lady" [1975] as aired on NBC's The Big Event, followed by a NewsCenter5 Update anchored by Mike Jackson, all as aired on WMAQ Channel 5.


Film ending credits, with cast

Commercial: Schlitz Beer - "Beer Makes It Good - Schlitz Makes It Big" (voiceover by ??) - (C) 1979 Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., Mil., Wis.


WTTW Channel 11 - Medical Self-Help Training - "Infant and Child Care" (Part 1, 1963)

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Here's the first part of an edition of an ongoing series called Medical Self-Help Training on WTTW Channel 11, hosted by Dr. Max Klinghoffer, Chairman of the Illinois State Medical Society's (ISMS) Disaster Medical Care Committee. This installment deals with the topic of "Infant and Child Care."

This rare surviving program from the early years of Chicago's "Window to the World" came directly from a 2" Quad tape that was found a few months ago in the basement archives...