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WLS Channel 7 - The 4:30 Eyewitness News (Part 2, 1983)

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Here's Part 2 of the 4:30 Eyewitness News with Mary Ann Childers and Tim Weigel. Includes:

Wall Street report with Tim Weigel. DJIA closes at 1132.64.

Mary Ann Childers reports on the debut of the USA Today newspaper in Chicago

Jim Gibbons Page One report covers the history of newspapers in Chicago. Features Chicago historian Emmett Dedmon, editor of the Chicago Tribune Jim Squires, author and journalist Kenan Heise, journalism professor Richard...

WGN Channel 9 - Saturday Matinee - "The Bells of St. Mary's" (Opening & Bumper Excerpts, 1971)

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Here's a clip that, for those of you who remember it will likely be pretty amazing - the opening segment and bumper excerpts of the Christmas 1971 Saturday Matinee presentation of the 1945 Bing Crosby Christmas classic "The Bells of St. Mary's" on WGN Channel 9 - but that's not what's amazing...

This is the older style bumper slate which was used for both Saturday Matinee and Sunday Matinee on WGN-TV until the

WLS Channel 7 - The Saturday Night Movie - "The Tiger Makes Out" (Commercial Break, 1982)

Views: 2952

Here's a full commercial break for the WLS Channel 7 Saturday Night Movie presentation of "The Tiger Makes Out". (and no, it's not about Mr. Woods) Includes:

"The Saturday Night Movie" bumper

Fair Housing Center PSA

Yogurt PSA from the ADA - American Dairy Association of Wisconsin, featuring Olympian and World Class Cyclist, Beth Heiden - "Yogurt Goes With You!"

Des Plaines Chrysler-Plymouth at 622 East Northwest Highway (Route 14) ...

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

Views: 3088

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 - Friday Night - "Steve & Garry" (Part 6, 1981)

Views: 1954

In honor of Steve Dahl's new foray into the world of Podcast Broadcasting (which begins today - check out for more info) - here is a vintage Steve & Garry appearance on WLS Channel 7's Friday Night with Jay Levine.

Part 6 features Steve and Garry again discussing the fine line between satire and bad taste, Steve putting to rest a persistent rumor, plus a complete commercial break - including:

Lincoln Carpeting (Commercial #3, 1984)

Views: 963

To complete the trifecta, here is one more Lincoln Carpeting commercial, circa 1984. Not the full version of the jingle, but enough.

Off comes the tie, and out come the sales records. Uh-oh, he's going for the hard sell now. :-)

WMAL Channel 7 (Washington, D.C.) - Money Movie 7 - "State Fair" (Commercial Break, 1976)

Views: 884

Here's an almost 40-year-old clip (to the day!) that I found randomly at the end of a Umatic videotape. Thought not from Chicago TV, it's still interesting. (of course)

It's a rare clip from WMAL Channel 7 out of Washington, D.C. which became WJLA-TV Channel 7 less than a year later. It's from something called "Money Movie 7" where they were airing the film "State Fair" [1962] starring Pat Boone and Ann-Margret, Sadly, this was the only break that survived. Includes:

Lincoln Carpeting (Commercial #1, 1984)

Views: 1639

Here is a Lincoln Carpeting commercial, circa 1984. Not the full version of the jingle, but enough. :-)

Apparently, Lincoln is the thinking man's carpet company. Makes that Empire guy look like a uneducated philistine. ;-)

Lincoln Carpeting (Commercial #2, 1984)

Views: 1504

Here is another Lincoln Carpeting commercial, circa 1984. Not the full version of the jingle, but enough. Now the Lincoln guy gets his wife in on the act. :-)