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WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News at 4:30pm - "Chicago Goes Hollywood" (1982)

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Here's a report called "Chicago Goes Hollywood," on former Chicago natives and area residents who later moved to Hollywood and varying degrees of fame, that was introduced by co-anchor Tim Weigel and reported by John Callaway on an edition of Eyewitness News at 4:30pm on WLS Channel 7.

Intermixed with the sights of the L.A. area (with shots of such landmarks as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Walks of Fame for the likes of Mickey Mouse, Glen Campbell and Claire Trevor, the Be...

WNBQ Channel 5 - The Dorsey Connors Show (Part 1, 1963)

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Here's Part 1 of an edition of The Dorsey Connors Show on WNBQ Channel 5 (which, like most shows of this period, is only available via 16mm kinescope film). Ms. Connors, who died on September 5th 2007, was a fixture on Chicago radio and television in the early years of the latter medium, with a daytime program that was along the lines of shows such as that of Lee Phillip on WBBM Channel 2. But whereas Ms. Phillip continually remade herself (and in the process, remained a Chicago TV p...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 at 10pm - "A Tale Of Two Weddings" (1981)

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In time for the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, here's a 1981 segment from NewsCenter5 at 10pm on WMAQ Channel 5, with a Tale of Two (local) Weddings.

Anchor Chuck Henry introduces a report by Carol Marin (produced by Don Mosely) which opened with a shot of the wedding of William's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and tying it to the wedding of a Chicago couple, Donald Stell(?) and Mitzi Friedland (in that in both nuptials, th...

Kaiser Broadcasting - "Doing Things in a Big Way" (Promotional Sales Film) (Part 2, 1968)

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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's the second and final part of a neat promotional sales film from Kaiser Broadcasting Company which owned WFLD Channel 32 from 1973 to 1977. This 1968 film, dealt with the company's pre-WFLD early years in operation; at the time of this promo fil...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 Weekend News (Part 2, 1978)

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Here's Part 2 of a complete edition of the Channel 2 Weekend News on WBBM Channel 2, anchored by Bob Wallace (substituting for Harry Porterfield). Also featuring Cyndy Brucato. Includes:

Bob reading or introducing the following items:

- An 18th century violin worth approximately $20,000 and owned by one Win Alterman (sp?) is stolen from Lake Shore Holiday Inn; Alterman had been out for dinner and discovered his room ransacked and the violin and other ite...

WBBM Channel 2 - The 20th Annual Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 11, 1978)

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Here's Part 11 of the Twentieth Annual Chicago Emmy Awards on WBBM Channel 2, hosted by Bob Newhart.

This part features Jim Ruddle, Jack Brickhouse, and the voice of Don Ferris, plus vintage footage of Big Bird, Bob Cromie, Julia Child, William F. Buckley Jr., Alistair Cooke, David Susskind, Lowell Thomas, Bill Moyers, Robert MacNeil, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, John Callaway, Dick C...

WLS Channel 7 - 30th Anniversary Special (Part 5, 1978)

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Here's Part 5 of WLS Channel 7's 30th Anniversary Special, broadcast from Chicago's Park West and hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Fahey Flynn and Joel Daly, with a little assist in this part from Battlestar Galactica star Lorne Greene.


Fahey opening this segment with the words "From the past to the present and on to the future," as part of his and Joel's intro of Lorne Greene who presides over a sneak preview of ABC's coming seaso...

WTTW Channel 11 - Festival '77 (Pledge Break, 1977)

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Here's an excerpt from the Festival '77 pledge drive on WTTW Channel 11.

This clip starts at the end of a performance of "One O'Clock Jump" with such legends as clarinetist Benny Goodman, singer Ella Fitzgerald, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (the fella dancing with Ella), and Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson trumpeter/bandleader Doc Severinsen, as from the program All-Star Swing Festival, a tribute to the late Louis Armstrong which was taped at Philharmonic ...

WLS Channel 7 - The 3:00 Movie - "Air Florida Flight 90 Bulletins" (1982)

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Here's a series of ABC News Special Reports, anchored by Frank Reynolds reporting from Washington, DC (opening and closing voiceover by ??), about the crash of Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737-200, into the Potomac River on the outskirts of DC during a major snowstorm; of the 74 passengers and five crewmembers, only four passengers and one flight attendant survived, and in addition, four motorists on a br...