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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,

Dolphin Productions - "Demo Reel" (1978)

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Here's a neat demo reel with a lot of vintage clips from Dolphin Productions, a legendary New York-based production company of the 1970's and early '80's that was one of three such firms in the country to use an early, analogue-based video animation system called "Scanimate." (The others were Image West Ltd. of Hollywood, CA and the company that first invented this process, Computer Image Corp. of Denver, CO; a history of the technology can be seen on

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) ...

WNGE Channel 2 - "Christmas Night Lineup" (Promo, 1975)

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Not from Chicago, but still of historical interest - a promo of Christmas evening's programming lineup on WNGE Channel 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. (The "GE" part of the station's calls was for its then-owner, General Electric; prior to 1973 it had been on Channel 8 under the call letters WSIX, until it swapped frequencies with PBS affiliate WDCN [now WNPT]; since 1983 Channel 2 has been known as WKRN.)

The lineup for this evening is listed as follows:

- 7:00pm - ...

WFLD Channel 32 - Station Sign-Off, Sign-On & Thought For Today - "Station Doze-Off" (1987)

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Here's a station sign-off, sign-on and edition of Thought For Today on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Ending moments of 1959 movie "A Touch of Larceny" with James Mason and Vera Miles

Closing title sequence for Latenight 32 (which dated to the Metromedia era) and voiceover (by Jim Barton) advising WFLD will return to the air at 6am

Promo for Fox 32 News (which debuted in August 1987) at 7pm and 11pm weeknights - "It's a Sure Thing...

Field Communications - Internal Sales Tape (Part 1, 1980)

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Here is Part 1 of an excellent time capsule of the five Field Communications family of independent television stations. Field Communications was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Field Enterprises - which at one time owned the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. Chock full of vintage station id's, bumpers, slides, logos, jingles, promos, you name it!

This presentation includes: ratings and audience share summaries, mention of Field Spot Sales joining forces with The Katz Agency to form I...

WFLD Channel 32 - Son of Svengoolie - "Monster on the Campus" (Partial Mail Segment with Chicago Lions Showgirls, 1981)

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Here's another "lost" (or heretofore undiscovered) Son of Sven segment!

It's a hilariously free-form partial mail segment from Son of Svengoolie Episode #80, on WFLD Channel 32, in which "Monster on the Campus" [1958] was shown, with four cheerleaders from the Chicago Lions taking turns sitting with Sven as they explain who they are and show various mail sent by viewers (and Sven advising they send birthday greetings three weeks in advance!). (one of these...

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

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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...

Field Communications - Internal Sales Tape (Part 2, 1980)

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Here is Part 2, the final part, of an excellent time capsule of the five Field Communications family of independent television stations. Field Communications was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Field Enterprises - which at one time owned the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. Chock full of vintage station id's, bumpers, slides, logos, jingles, promos, you name it!

This presentation includes: ratings and audience share summaries, mention of Field Spot Sales joining forces with The Katz...