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WMAQ Channel 5 - 5 Cheers Chicago's New Year (Part 3, 1980/1981)

Views: 1268

At the Abbey Pub, Carol is speaking with Peter Furlong(?), the pub's owner, who'd come to U.S. from Ireland in 1958; he said every New Year's in Ireland, he probably got drunk, and life in Ireland at New Year's was nothing like at the pub he owns; he then gives New Year's wishes to friends, relatives, pub patrons and Mike Hannigan who's at Western(?) Hospital

At Miomir's, we see a closeup of one of the Serbian delicacies held on a tray by kitchen chef Donna(?) while Warner and ...

WOR Channel 9 - News 9 - "Tom Dunn, Kid Reporter" Promo & 9 All Night Bumper (1984)

Views: 927

Here's a promo for News 9 on WOR Channel 9 in New York City, spotlighting anchor Tom Dunn's interest in news dating from his childhood (with a younger actor playing the younger Dunn). The real-life Tom Dunn (who died in 2006) is shown towards the end, both solo and flanked by (clockwise from lower left) co-anchor Sara Lee Kessler (last heard from on FM News 101.9 in New York, a sister station to our very own local former FM News 101.1), weatherman Lloyd Lindsay Young (last heard from ...

WGN Channel 9 - Miles Showcase Theatre - "The Maltese Falcon" (On-Screen ID, 1973)

Views: 1981

Here's an on-screen station ID from the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. The ID is typeset on a very primitive character generator system whose service dated back to the late 1960's, and was used by other stations and networks on such news events as the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. This early CG typesetting preceded such systems as Vidifont and Chyron.

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WGN Channel 9 - Miles Showcase Theatre - "The Maltese Falcon" (Commercial Break #2, 1973)

Views: 1951

Here's the second commercial break for the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Host Ray Rayner starts off by introducing a commercial for Alka-Seltzer, another in their series of ads along the lines of their "Spicy Meatball" and "I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing" campaigns. In this example, a man at a dinner table assures his mother he's sure he's had enough. A color version of thi...

WBBM Channel 2 - So You Think You Know Chicago? (Part 4, 1974)

Views: 696

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

Here's Part 4 of a special called So You Think You Know Chicago? on WBBM Channel 2. This was the third broadcast in a continuing series of shows called Chicago Alive. The hosts were legendary anchors Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson, and...

WFLD Channel 32 - The Dance Fever Christmas Special (Part 3, 1980)

Views: 1707

Here's Part 3 of your holiday cheese platter for this year - The 1st Annual Dance Fever Christmas Special. Hosted by Deney Terrio (with his dance group "Motion"), and featuring guest celebrity judges Robert Blake and his 14 year old daughter Delinah (now known as Delinah Blake Hurwitz), Chad Everett and his 9 year old daughter Shannon, and Connie Stevens and her 11 year old daughter Tricia Leigh (now known as Tricia Leigh Fisher). Also features David Copperfield doing a magic segment and Th...

WFLD Channel 32 - The Dance Fever Christmas Special (Part 5, 1980)

Views: 1975

Here's Part 5 of your holiday cheese platter for this year - The 1st Annual Dance Fever Christmas Special. Hosted by Deney Terrio (with his dance group "Motion"), and featuring guest celebrity judges Robert Blake and his 14 year old daughter Delinah (now known as Delinah Blake Hurwitz), Chad Everett and his 9 year old daughter Shannon, and Connie Stevens and her 11 year old daughter Tricia Leigh (now known as Tricia Leigh Fisher). Also features David Copperfield doing a magic segment and Th...

WFLD Channel 32 - Newscene With Kathy McFarland (1982)

Views: 1619

For all you Kathy McFarland aficionados out there, here is another full edition of Newscene with Kathy McFarland on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Newscene opening (voiceover by Jim Barton)

Headlines:

- Another attack on Pope John Paul II, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the assassination attempt; this attack was by a young man dressed as a Spanish priest, carrying a bayonet on the steps of the basilica of Our Lady of Fatima sh...

A Country Style Christmas (Partial Record Offer, 1977)

Views: 982

Here's a partial (incomplete) record offer commercial for A Country Style Christmas (coming in about less than halfway through), available from Vista Marketing (which also brought you this famed commercial).

The artists featured in this collection (originally released in 1975 by Columbia House) were from within the rosters of Columbia and RCA Records and their respective affiliated labels (ironic, g...