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WSNS Channel 44 - TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham - "The San Diego Chicken, Pre-Demolition" (Part 4, 1979)

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Here's a special and rare treat for the 35th Anniversary of the infamous "Disco Demolition" event! (please excuse the ghosty picture quality and buzzy audio)

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Part 4 (the final part) of the TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham, with the San Diego Chicken (a.k.a. Ted Giannoulas) as guest, as aired on WSNS Channel 44 just before the first game of a proposed doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers that was followed by the infamous "Disco Demoli...

WSNS Channel 44 - TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham - "The San Diego Chicken, Pre-Demolition" (Part 3, 1979)

Views: 557

Here's a special and rare treat for the 35th Anniversary of the infamous "Disco Demolition" event! (please excuse the ghosty picture quality and buzzy audio)

Includes:

Part 3 of the TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham, with the San Diego Chicken (a.k.a. Ted Giannoulas) as guest, as aired on WSNS Channel 44 just before the first game of a proposed doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers that was followed by the infamous "Disco Demolition Night." Inc...

WGN Channel 9 - Miles Showcase Theatre - "The Maltese Falcon" (Opening, 1973)

Views: 4418

Here's the opening moments of the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. With Ray Rayner as host. Includes:

Opening titles, with some clips from "The Maltese Falcon" shown; a movie theatre marquee motif with the Miles Laboratories logo on top, and "Showcase Theatre" below

Ray Rayner's introduction of the movie, and explaining about Miles Showcase Theatre's format

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WGN Channel 9 - Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets (Part 2, 1979)

Views: 1698

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Here's Part 2 of the Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets game on WGN Channel 9, announced by Jack Fleming and Johnny "Red" Kerr. Includes:

A shot of the players practicing on the court as Jack states that this is being broadcast "with the express authority of the Chicago Bulls and the National Basketball Association" and prohibitions on any use without their consent. He and John s...

Midocean Motion Pictures - "Research Reel" (1979?)

Views: 1276

Here's a "research reel" from Midocean Motion Pictures, a production and graphics house that handled commercials.

This came from a 3/4" Umatic tape that was kept by Cathy Mustari, art director for WFLD Channel 32 from 1974 to the late '80's, from a time when the station was actively shopping for production houses to handle their graphics for opens/closes, bumpers, promos, etc.

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- Midocean Motion Pictures - Research Reel title card

WGN Channel 9 - The Morning Movie - "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" (Extended Break, 1980)

Views: 1422

Here's an extended break from The Morning Movie presentation of the 1934 W.C. Fields film "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

The Morning Movie bumper (with Merri Dee voiceover advising of her upcoming Mid-Morning Report to come after commercials)

Commercial: Lincoln Upholstery & Carpet Co. - "Carpeting of the 80's - Priced Like the 50's" - 3 rooms of carpeting for only $169 - less than $10 a month - with free bonu...

ABC Network - World News Tonight - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 2 - Non-Crash News, 1979)

Views: 1742

Here's Part 2 of a complete edition (with commercials) of ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in London and Max Robinson in Washington (Frank Reynolds was on vacation), from the day of the worst air disaster in U.S. history, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 just outside Chicago's O'Hare Airport. This segment has other news of the day. Featuring Charles Gibson, Al Dale, and Tim O'Brien. Includes:

Max Robinson introduces a story on the execution of Joh...

WSNS Channel 44 - TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham - "The San Diego Chicken, Pre-Demolition" (Part 2, 1979)

Views: 904

Here's a special and rare treat for the 35th Anniversary of the infamous "Disco Demolition" event! (please excuse the ghosty picture quality and buzzy audio)

Includes:

Part 2 of the TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham, with the San Diego Chicken (a.k.a. Ted Giannoulas) as guest, as aired on WSNS Channel 44 just before the first game of a proposed doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers that was followed by the infamous "Disco Demolition Night." Inc...

WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 2, 1971)

Views: 1521

Here's Part 2 of the final episode of Al Lerner Sports on WSNS Channel 44. Lerner was the station's first sportscaster, and would go on to a long career with such stations as WLS Channel 7, WMAQ Channel 5, WGN Radio 720 and WSCR-AM, as well as being a wrestling announcer. Also featuring a young (and at this point, moustacheless) Tim Weigel, then a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, who himself would become a familiar face on Chicago television, working for all three n...