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WSNS Channel 44 - Saturday All Night Movies - "Journey To The Center Of Time" (Commercial Break #2, 1980)

Views: 2002

Here's an admittedly extra fuzzy commercial break from an airing of a Saturday All Night Movies presentation of "Journey to the Center of Time" on WSNS Channel 44. Also it's in Black and White, as it was recorded that way. For you TV-44 diehards only. :-) Includes:

Channel 44 Saturday All Night Movies "Owl" Logo

Record offer for "The Very Soul of Jerry Butler - His Greatest Hits" (main voiceover by Bill "Rosko" Mercer, ending voiceover by Jack Reynolds)

WSNS Channel 44 - Popeye with Steve Hart (Opening, 1975?)

Views: 711

Here's another opening for Popeye with Steve Hart on WSNS Channel 44. Includes:

Brief shot of 1956 EIA resolution chart, with tone approximately 960 Hz

Show opening with custom "Popeye Show" theme, featuring puppets Little K, Bookie Worm, Hector the Chicken, Mean Mr. Mustard (who lives in a mustard jar), and the talking picture Captain Salty

Steve opening the show with puppets Little Happening and Mean Mr. Mustard, and promising a "truck lo...

House of Savings (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 892

Here's a commercial for House of Savings Inc. (General Insurance Agency), which offers complete auto insurance to people from 16 to 80 years old at substantial savings.

The phone number is easy to follow - and spell, as long as you don't get confused by the dollar signs for the s'... $-A-V-I-N-G-$ (S-A-V-I-N-G-S)

History Note: This company, with the same phone number was previously known as Spelson Insurance Agency, Inc. However, they had changed their phone n...

WWJ Channel 4 - "Partial Station Sign-Off" (1978)

Views: 7948

At the end of a tape, after a recording of a movie ended, there was a bit of a previous recording that was taped over. We see most of the National Anthem, then some strange black and white bars, and then static. In the static you can hear bleeding through what perhaps was on another channel at the same time (during the static the tape kept speeding up which is why the audio races at times)

RetroNewfoundland (Vintage Canada) was enterprising enough to slow down the audio heard a...

WFLD Channel 32 - The Honeymooners - "The Golfer" (Commercial Break #3, 1971)

Views: 3470

Here's Commercial Break #3 from a repeat of The Honeymooners episode "The Golfer" on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Industrial Strength Drano - The Snake

Technical Difficulties moment with color bars - then followed by an excerpt of audio only of a commercial for Mike Royko (for the Chicago Daily News I'm assuming) - then some black.

Diamond Bell Ranch - Tucson, Arizona - through Arizona Properties of Illinois - 332 South Michigan Avenue. Featu...

WSNS Channel 44 - The 1 O'Clock Movie - "Gulliver's Travels" (Ending Excerpt, 1979)

Views: 1731

Now for some more neat old TV-44 footage!

Here is an excerpt of the ending to The 1 O'Clock Movie presentation of the animated "Gulliver's Travels" on WSNS. (cut-off, sadly) You can hear the same music as in the opening start to fade-up, and we see a flash of what the opening title looked like in color!

Unfortunately (we can always find something to complain about, can't we?) the person who recorded this 29 years ago (who at the time had no idea his recording...

WFLD Channel 32 - Ending Of The Gong Show & Opening of The Three Stooges - "Punchy Cowpunchers" (1979)

Views: 2504

Someone keeps asking me to post these complete breaks, so here they are.

(NOTE - this clip was originally broadcast in color but was recorded in Black & White)

Here is the ending for The Gong Show and the opening for The Three Stooges on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Partial end credits to The Gong Show (voiceover by Ron Beattie)

Commercial: WMET 95 1/2 FM - "The Superstar Cruiser" - "Chicago's Sound Encounter"


WFLD Channel 32 - News/Sports Wrap With Chet Coppock (Tiny Excerpt, 1972?)

Views: 2026

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Here's a very small excerpt of the very tail end of a News/Sports Wrap (try one, they're delicious) with Chet Coppock that aired on WFLD Channel 32. At the time, Mr. Coppock was one of the station's staff announcers (as was Del Clark), as well as sportscaster; only in his early 20's at the time, he went on to a long career in sports broadcasting, and is regarded as one of the fathers of spo...

KTTV Channel 11 - Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Coverage (Part 1, 1968)

Views: 976

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

Here's Part 1 of coverage of the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy as it was breaking, from Metromedia Television News, originating out of KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles (a future sister station to WFLD Channel 32) and aired on sister sta...